Dec 22


The ANFDCS (Annual Norman Family Dysfucntional Christmas Shindig) was this past weekend, in Charlotte. It was pretty fun, actually, somewhat to my surprise (very confusing family history stuff here, which I’ll spare you, but suffice it to say that it’s been a long road to get here). Here are some pictures — I find it *hilarious* how similar my Dad and his brothers look. Jeff was a doll and (a) went with me (not easy for an introvert to deal with a passel of Norman-kin) and (b) helped in the kitchen (there was some sort of catering snafuu). The neat thing is that was probably the best of all possible worlds. *He* got to do something to keep busy and be productive (which is easier for him than straight-up solcializing) *and* super-huge double bonus points were awarded by my family for his all-around usefulness!


This is my favorite pic from the evening: Barb (Dad’s wife), Jeff & I during the present opening

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  1. ex_shemaiah

    I like the one where your hand is on Jeffs head while you are talking to some one else! It makes me happy. By the way you are looking hot baby! Very svelte. Have you been exercizing?

    1. gina

      Aren’t you the sweetest?!

      Gosh thanks… I think I may have lost a pound or two while sick, but I think it’s just a flattering outfit, really. (Remind me sometime to tell some of the stories about my grandmother and weight…it’s a bit of a fixation with her, in a really funny way.)

      Thanks again & happy holidays,


      1. ex_shemaiah

        Re: Aren’t you the sweetest?!

        I love stories! I look forward to reading about your grandma.

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